coming up on tonight's newswatch colon the report on heroin was hard—hitting and difficult viewing, but was it right to this is bbc news. the headlines: president trump has condemned iran asa president trump has condemned iran as a fanatical regime and refused to continue certifying an international nuclear deal. we cannot and will not make this certification. we will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence. more accusations of sexual assault have been made against the hollywood producer harvey weinstein. us actress rose mcgowan is the latest star to publicly accuse him of rape.
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here is what's coming up tonight: two years at anfield forjurgen klopp — what better way to gauge progress than a match against manchester united 7 strachan out, mackay in to run. scotla nd strachan out, mackay in to run. scotland have a quick spec —— a quick fix for the manager's job. the champions cup kicks off in rugby union tonight. good evening to you. lots coming up in the next half an hour to set you up in the next half an hour to set you up at the weekend. we will also have a detailed look at some big changes afoot for world cricket. the premier league is back tomorrow as well
after the international break, and what a match to get things going ain! what a match to get things going again! a lunchtime kick—off at anfield — liverpool against manchester united. this week was also the two—year anniversary of jurgen klopp‘s arrival. he called himself a normal guy and described the club's history as a 20 kilograms backpack he would have to wear. he w011 backpack he would have to wear. he won over the fans quickly, but he hasn't won anything yet. it has been a wonderful time, i enjoyed each second. it is fantastic, a difficult job, yes, and are we where we could be7 job, yes, and are we where we could be? not sure. did we last year really well? yes. did we good or better this year? yes. but we didn't get the results so far. does that meani get the results so far. does that mean i should stop? no. so i still think as long as 98% of all liverpudlians think we are the right
way, we will succeed. ourjob is to work in this moment and to fight with all we have for each point. that is what we are doing, actually. and so, i'm not overly happy. ifeel we're in the middle of the gripping. there is still a long way to go. i'm not surprised about this. of course, if there is a long way to go, we could have more points. we could have had more points last year, could have had more already this year. but i am calm and cool with all the things we have still to do. i know we have to work, but i knew that from the beginning, so no problem for me. we will see what problems they have, if any, against manchester united. we heard from jose mourinho today, at old trafford forjust
jose mourinho today, at old trafford for just the jose mourinho today, at old trafford forjust the one jose mourinho today, at old trafford for just the one full season. jose mourinho today, at old trafford forjust the one full season. he has two trophies under his belt. the last two meetings with liverpool we re last two meetings with liverpool were both draws. jose mourinho was criticised for his negative, defensive tactics, but they have been full of attacking intent this season, and goals, averaging three per game in the league, and he seems to be relishing tomorrow's match. were going to play against the big tea m were going to play against the big team with a big tradition, in an amazing stadium with great tradition. we know that the fans have huge animosity against manchester united historically. this is what we want. so, we're very happy to have one more opportunity in our careers to play in these beautiful conditions. it's beautiful to play at anfield, beautiful. beautiful — lets see if that happens
as well. the rest of the weekend's pictures in the premier league — outside that match at anfield, not many standout, do they? unless you are a fan of some of those teams. i can't see crystal palace picking up their first points of the season against chelsea. manchester city are on top of the table on goal difference, above united. harry kane has had a good international break, with two goals as england qualified for the world cup in russia. they have got bournemouth at wembley tomorrow. speaking today, mauricio pochettino was asked about comments in which pep guardiola refer to top them as the harry kane team. i think that situation, it didn't affect me. it was disrespectful for many people.
it is difficult to understand, because he was part of the big success because he was part of the big success in barcelona when it was messi at his best. and i think i never said it was the messi team. here are the rest of the premier league fixtures. two on sunday, brighton and everton both two points above the relegation zone, so a win is important for both of them. a quick look at the fixtures in scotla nd quick look at the fixtures in scotland for the return of the premiership there. rangers are at st johnstone tonight. celtic face dundee tomorrow and are going toe to toe with aberdeen at the moment, level on points at the top of the table. aberdeen are away at hibernian. staying with scottish football, the national side has been
dominating the news this week. the scots fell short in world cup qualifying again. the sfa also decided it was the end of the road for gordon strachan after almost five years in charge. the man to hold the reins for now is malcolm mackay, the former watford and cardiff manager. here's the current performance director at the scottish football association, so an easy fit. that's what i asked chris mclaughlin a little earlier. fit. that's what i asked chris mclaughlin a little earlierlj fit. that's what i asked chris mclaughlin a little earlier. i think that's right. for now, he is an easy fit, because they have a friendly coming up next month. they know what malcolm mackay has done. they know him because he has been the performance director since december. so yes, an easy fit. people are still talking about the exit for gordon strachan after five years in charge. today, the sfa had their chance to explain why they decided not to renew his contract, and what their plan was going to be going
forward. when exit doors left ajar, it can leave room to make an entrance. gordon strachan has gone, and the man in charge as a plan, starting with a friendly against the dutch next month. the boards avast malkie mackay if he would lead that match and lead the squad into that game, and as far as the recruitment ofa game, and as far as the recruitment of a successor is concerned, clearly we will try to do that as quickly as we will try to do that as quickly as we can. this was malkie mackay in december. he had asked for a second chance after sending offensive text as manager of cardiff city. since then, he has focused on developing youth. he is in the infancy of starting an important job youth. he is in the infancy of starting an importantjob as performance director. my one concern would be that should he get a good result against holland next month, it leaves the door ajar for the possibility of him becoming manager. i think it is important to continue doing the job he's now. the
important thing is to find someone who can lead scotland to a major finals for the first time since 1998. but who? we will consider a wide range of candidates, a wide range of experiences, from home and abroad, and when we have that short list, we will make a recommendation to the mainboard. 24 hours after the end of the gordon strachan period, the sfa has set out its blueprint for the future. well, sort of. they say money will be made available for a new man, and they also say they will scour the globe to make sure they get the right candidates. for now, malkie mackay, a man with a controversial past, takes the reins. the question is, for how long? the sfa giving very little away in terms of the process other than to say that they will take their time to make sure they get the right man. for now, malkie mackay is the man in
interim charge. who is in the running to take over full time, chris7 is there any sense that there are some scotland players coming through who are actually able to ta ke scotla nd through who are actually able to take scotland to a major championship7 take scotland to a major championship? the favourites are the likes of david moyes, paul lambert, alex mcleish, who has been in charge previously. in terms of those coming through, i think so. gordon strachan said recently that he was excited by the level of players coming through. there is a core in that scotland tea m there is a core in that scotland team now of celtic players, young ones — kieran tierney, and scott brown, one of the old guard. there isa brown, one of the old guard. there is a feeling that scotland are on the up. but that will be up to the new manager to decide just how far this scotland squad and these players can go. of course scotland fa ns players can go. of course scotland fans in the scottish nation are desperate for success, not having been to a finals since 1998. a long
way, isn't it? more football later in the programme. we will move on to cricket. the international cricket council has given the go—ahead for a formation ofa given the go—ahead for a formation of a tacit template —— a test championship and a one—day international league for top countries. more details from patrick. good evening to you. when will this happen, and how will it all work? the idea has been kicking around for 20 years. the icc have finally got something out. in 2019, after the world cup, the top nine teams will play six series over two yea rs, teams will play six series over two years, three at home, three away. they could be three matches, or five, like the ashes. they will be allowed to be called the test champion, whoever wins. there will bea13 champion, whoever wins. there will be a 13 team championship and the top ten of those will qualify for the world cup. that's what we do know, but there are things we don't. for example, how will the points be
awarded in this new format? and what happens with nations like india and pakistan, who can't play each other for political and diplomatic reasons7 for political and diplomatic reasons? what is the thinking behind it7 reasons? what is the thinking behind it? why? it is about the decline in attendance at cricket in england. —— decline in attendance at cricket. in england, it is still fairly strong, but that isn't the case in the rest of the world, where interest has declined. the icc are trying to add a bit of context and competition. they are hoping this will inject some urgency into test cricket and bring the crowds back. this is the beginning of their attempt to do that. all of these things are a compromise between the big power brokers in international cricket. compromise between the big power brokers in international cricketm it the same as their idea of allowing some countries to trial four—day tests7 allowing some countries to trial four-day tests? ireland, afghanistan and zimbabwe will be able to play
four—day cricket to get them up to speed with the longer form of the game, but it is also a trial of four—day cricket. the ecb say it will add more excitement and urgency, but those who oppose it say you need that extra day to allow those plotlines to develop. at least, we will be able to test the theories. thank you, patrick. lots more coming up, including the reigning formula 1 world champion and how he managed to get the edge over lewis hamilton last year. every possible motivation, and i said, ok, i. cycling. i might be able to lose those leg muscles. —— i will stop cycling. y 1% of footballers' wages is no small matter. we will hear
from the manchester united star talking about his common goal charity. there is a major debate around rugby union at the moment — the number of injuries in the game. there have been a few tweaks to the global laws around scrums and rucks, which has seen more around scrums and rucks, which has seen more tackling and collisions. world rug by seen more tackling and collisions. world rugby say it is too early to draw any conclusions, just six games into the season, but ten of the 12 premiership clubs suffered a combined 82 injuries to first—team players. there are some very real concerns over player welfare, so it is against that backdrop that we see the start of the elite european club tournament tonight, the champions cup. it is at the king power stadium — ulster against wasps, and stephen watson is there for us. wasps arrive tonight after a disappointing run of recent form. they have lost their last four games, their most recent defeatjust
five days ago against saracens. ulster‘s results have been more positive this season, despite their form being a little erratic. they have been defeated just once in their first have been defeated just once in theirfirst six domestic have been defeated just once in their first six domestic games. ulster are expected to be a little fresher tonight because they played exactly fresher tonight because they played exa ctly o ne fresher tonight because they played exactly one week ago but injury ravaged wasps are saying they are being disadvantaged because the turnaround is quicker. it's not ideal. people would say it was sour grapes if i'm whingeing. i'm not someone grapes if i'm whingeing. i'm not someone who will look for excuses and whinge. it's not idealfor perfect, it's pretty unfair, but it's the cards or been dealt and you've got to deal with what you've got. we will address it in the right manner, and we won't use it as an excuse. if we don't perform on the weekend, the five—day turnaround doesn't help, but it won't be the reason we haven't performed. we have got to go and do the job. obviously, it is european week — exciting for us, a big challenge. european nights at kings baron are special nights.
there has been a big focus on improving on a few small things, and hopefully it will make a big difference this weekend. in the last three years, ulster have failed to start this competition with a win, subsequently not making the knockout stages. the kick—off time is 7:45pm. stephen watson in a pretty grim looking belfast the night. here are some of the fixtures over the weekend. tomorrow, leinster have got great european pedigree. four matches on sunday. northampton came through the play—offs. saracens have been winners for the last two years.
toulon were three—time winners before that. the exeter against glasgow match, glasgow the only scottish team in the cup. they head to sandy park to face the english premiership champions. a really tough pool, with montpelier and lei nster tough pool, with montpelier and leinster in there as well. david curry reports. checking in for his first champions cup campaign, it's the warriors new head coach. they have won all six of their matches this season but they have all been in the pro 14 league. in european competition, more stern tests await. i think we're probably operating at about 60% at the moment. there is more ruinous. even when we have been at our best, we have found a way to win. there is a
lot of character in this group, and we are lot of character in this group, and we a re really lot of character in this group, and we are really fit. all of that will be important tomorrow night. as well as exeter, warriors will also face lei nster as exeter, warriors will also face leinster from ireland, and as exeter, warriors will also face leinsterfrom ireland, and french high—flyers montpelier. with only the winners guaranteed a place in the winners guaranteed a place in the quarterfinals, it's a daunting prospect. glasgow have a good brand of rugby, and they are undefeated in the league as well, so they will be confident and up for it, so we need to go out there and start well and build on that throughout the game, and hopefully we can win. warriors not the only scots on european adventure this weekend. here they are posing with a member of a prague— bound stag party. let's hope both trips are memorable for the right reasons! welcomer where can you follow all this great rugby7 six games with commentary on five live sports extra across the beacon, starting with that match tonight. coverage starts
at 7pm. now, it's a weekend off for f1. lewis hamilton could win the title with three races despair if he takes the chequered flag in texas next weekend and sebastian vettel finishes lower than fair. last year, nico rosberg pip lewis hamilton to the title by a mere five points. nico rosberg then retired from the sport. he told us this week about the length that he went to to beat hamilton last year. it was all about tiny margin is making a big difference. we are so won the edge with our driver weight, because the car is overweight, so lennie waite that we lose on our body, it will make us drive faster on the track, and there is a really scientific calculation — one kilo body weight is three hundredths of a second per lap, sorry, 400. lewis had a great
run before the summer break and i think he took the championship lead from me before the break, so i really gathered my thoughts, every possible motivation, and i said, i will stop cycling because i might be able to lose those leg muscles. we had a four—week gap will stop so, no cycling, and i lost one kilo. after the summer break, we got to japan, andi the summer break, we got to japan, and i was on pole position by three hundredths of a second, and one kilo was four hundredths. who knew the secret7 cycling is bad if you're an f1 driver. back to football, and fa cup weekend, still all non—league this stage. all the fixtures are on the bbc sport website. we will take a
look at a north—east derby. south shields are taking on hartlepool united, who were relegated last season. this particular part of the ground, we have capacity for a bigger stand. when jeff thomson took control of south shields football clu b control of south shields football club in 2016, they were playing at peterlee in county durham in front of around 80 fans. two years on and backin of around 80 fans. two years on and back in tyneside, the first team have won 64 of their last 17 matches. they have picked up a host of trophies, including the fa vase at wembley. an incredible journey in such a short space of time. if i'm honest, not something i really planned for or expected. the original idea was to get the club backin original idea was to get the club back in its home town. that was my main and only priority. all that success has followed, and i would love to say it is all them to be, but the reality is, there is a great tea m but the reality is, there is a great team of people around at south shields, and a town and the fans have got behind what we're trying to
achieve, and hopefully we can continue it. a three-year plan is in place so that ground improvements keep pace with success on the pitch. the last big scalp was york city in the previous qualifying round of the fa cup. victory over hartlepool would catapult them into the national spotlight. certainly, the bookies have us as a firm underdog, but we are confident without being arrogant, we will be well prepared, and you know, we see no reason why we can't get a result. one of the club's lesser lights must forget thoughts of divided loyalties. anthony callaghan has been building this season, a left back. the coaches for the academy at hartlepool, so hopefully his loyalties divided too much come 3pm on saturday! hartlepool will be
underestimating south shields. on saturday! hartlepool will be underestimating south shieldslj understand underestimating south shields.” understand the dangers, but on the flip side, we have prepared as we would a national league game, no more or less. we will go into the game to put our stamp and our game plan on it. now to a double fa cup winner. you will have seen many sports stars lending their names to charitable causes. one of the newest isjuan mata's common goal, which encourages premier league players to donate 1% of their earnings to football related projects. manchester united call their home ground the theatre of dreams, so what must it feel like children to come here from their homes in the slums of mumbai in india? it is a beautiful stadium, and watching the stadium, it is good. in future, beautiful stadium, and watching the stadium, it is good. infuture, i would like to come and play in the
stadium and score goals. the trip has been organised by the oscar foundation, which works to change children's lives through football, and today, they are the guests of united starjuan mata, who met them in mumbai during the summer. they are the first group to be helped by his new charity, common goal, granting them something that many of us granting them something that many of us take for granted. i think they're enjoying it, and i think it's great that they can have the chance of coming and living the dream. next month, photos from juan ‘s trip to india will be exhibited here.” could feel the impact of football. you could see how they use football asa you could see how they use football as a tool for social change. he launched common goal to help charities around the globe, and asks fellow professional footballers to
donate 1% of their earnings to the charity. we have around 30 already, and we're having conversations with many more, with leagues, with people that make decisions in football, and hopefully it can grow. in the beginning, obviously, it is volu nta ry, beginning, obviously, it is voluntary, so the people who want to join, join. in future, maybe it could be embedded within professional football's structure. it would be helpful to reach even more people if we all do it together. juan mata realises he benefit hugely from being part of the highly privileged few. so, through his charity, and as its name implies, this common goal, he wants the few to make a real difference to the
lives of many. john maguire, bbc news, manchester. he should get on the phone to neymar. 1% of his weekly wage, £5,000 colour would you believe? that set from sportsday. wherever you are and however you are watching your spot, have a great weekend. goodbye for now. —— your sport. it will be an interesting few days on the weather front. there will be some warm weather around, particularly across england and wales, during saturday, sunday and monday. it is mild out there right now, with some rain, a lot of that in the north—west in the last few days. we are also watching an ex—hurricane in the atlantic to the south of us, which could approach during monday and might bring some
stormy weather to western areas of the british isles and ireland. in the british isles and ireland. in the short—term, nothing to stormy. in fact, saturday looks fine with bright spells, into the 20s in the south, 17 the newcastle. depending on how much sunshine we get, a lot of the forecasts suggest cloudy skies, but if the clouds break, and we get sunshine, i wouldn't be surprised if temperatures reached 24 celsius on sunday and monday. also, potentially stormy across the west. this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall, the headlines at 7pm: we can and will not make this certification. we will not continue down a path whose predictable conclusion is more violence. within minutes, the eu hit back at president trump — insisting the deal with iran is not his to break. it does not belong to any single